FDR's First Inaugural Address, The Fog of Fear: Alan Axelrod's Interpretations

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a very interesting life. He was the 32nd President of the United States. He was born on January 30, 1882 in Hudson Valley of New York. His parents were James Roosevelt and Sara Ann Delano. Surprisingly his parents were sixth cousins. He went to Harvard College and was part of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He then married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, his fifth cousin. Together they had six children. Anna, James, Franklin, who died less than a year after he was born, Elliot, Franklin Delano Junior, and John. Eleanor moved out of the White House after there were many rumors about affairs he had had. She didn’t even come back to help him out when he had such poor health. In Alan Axelrod’s interpretation of Roosevelt’s First Inaugural address his points on fear is a fog, to be interested rather than scared, and to lift the fog and get through a situation rather than let it overwhelm you, are all valid.
The first valid point Alan Axelrod makes in his interpretation of Roosevelt’s First Inaugural address is that fear is a fog. This is legitimate in many ways. In...

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